Tourism leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have met to plan the sector’s restart and recovery even as borders remain closed throughout the region.
COVID-19 pandemic saw Asia-Pacific region suffer the greatest GDP losses America’s the least hit, saved by a strong domestic recovery.
The new mid-year revision of the ‘Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2021-2023’ from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicates a hard year ahead in 2021 but with recovery occurring thereafter, albeit in a very uneven fashion.
Held as part of the World Trade Organization’s Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event, the special session brought key sector representatives together to assess how the sector can be transformed to drive recovery and build sustainability.
The findings this month include an analysis of travel intent within APAC indicating a peak in domestic travel.
Here are insights from an Executive Roundtable for hotel chief human resources officers in the Asia Pacific region to discuss the current and potential future challenges they are facing in the new world of COVID-19. Government support, innovation and employee well-being are just some of what’s on their minds now.
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